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    Summary

    This position is located with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center in Ames, IA.

    The incumbent provides services in animal care and veterinary care consistent with animal welfare and overall animal use programs.

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    Responsibilities

    • Provides primary veterinary care during a daily work schedule and on-call basis outside of operating hours on a rotating basis.
    • Responsible for supervising a team of caretaker supervisors and veterinary technicians, as well as indirectly supervising animal caretakers.
    • Ensures that appropriate facilities, personnel, equipment, and services are available to provide care and that appropriate methods are used to control, prevent, diagnose and treat injuries and diseases.
    • Keeps abreast of scientific developments for the proper care and maintenance of animals and supports the implementation of these procedures.
    • Conducts the training of employees, and other personnel, such as field personnel, stakeholders, regulatory officials, and international visitors involved in care, treatment, and use of animals.
    • Ensures that staff are following established regulations, policies and guidelines for animal care and biocontainment procedures.
    • Reviews and/or writes standard operating procedures (SOPs) that involve the use of animals.
    • Maintains appropriate State and Federal Controlled Substances registration for dispensing and administering controlled substances.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    13

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/545993400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.